THE CONNECTICUT WAR RECORD.
OVR STATB POINTS TO DEEDS, NOT ACRES.
PBOK, WHITE ft FECK,
PubliBhers. NEW HAVEN, AUGUST, 1863. j VOL. I. No. L
( SI FEB AHNUH. IN AD7AV0E
For the Connectimt U'ar Record.
Sixty years ago tlie firm of Hull & Footc
was among the few importing liouses in
New Haven. General Andrew Hull of
Cheshire, and l»is yonng son-in-law, Sam-uel
Augustus Foote, were the j»artners.
They were in that West India Inisiness
•whidi has always been thu chief com-mercial
interest of New Haven, and
which was never more i)ros))urous than
in those days when the warr, of Euro|io,
conse<|uent on tlu* Fit'ncli revolution,
threw an immeiist' " carryiiii.'-1 rade " into
the liands of AmeriD.-iii ni"i(;ii:iiits.
Samuel A. Footc, son t.!' tin' Rev. John
Foote, who served the Coii'/rcorational
Church of Ch!."iliiV' in tli" ii.-i-tonil olTifi-forty-
six yeai>. Avat- !i trnKiiiai' o: 'i aie
College in the elas-'; of 1797. He had
studied law at Litchfield; but the want
of health com]>cIled him to relinquish his
chosen profession before completing his
studies, and to engage in a more active
emi)loyment. He resided in Nt»w Haven
from 1803 till 1813, when the interruj»-
tion of commerce by the war with Great
i Britain, and the increasing infirmities of
! his aged father, induced him to remove.
: From the death of his father in 1813 he
i resided in his father's homestead. He
was greatly esteemed by his fellow-citi-
7X'ns of Cheshire, whom he often repre-
! Stat e.
United States. At the expiration of his
term in the Senate he became agiun a
Representative in Congress, but, hayjmg
been elected Governor, he resigimed .lit
seat in May, 1834, before the fii-sf session
of that Congress was completed. His
public career ended witW that year of
service as chief m a g i s t r ^ of his native
State. He died in 1 8 4^
ANDUEW HULL FOOTB, the second son
of Samuel A. Foote, was born at New
Haven, in what is now called the " Bud-ington
house," on the comerTof Union
and Cherry streets, Sept. 12, 1806. From
his seventh year his home was in the
beautiful village of Cheshire. His moth-er,
Eudocia, daughter of Gen."Andrew.
Hull, was a woman whom all that knew
her praised, faithful in every duty, and
eminently diligent to secure the moral
and religious welfare of her children.
Andrew, from his seventh year to the be-ginning
of his seventeenth, was trained
in the simplicity and accustomed to the
out-door activities of rural life, under the
inspiring and restraining influences of an
old-fashioned Puritan household. He
grew up a bright, strong-willed, amiable
boy, with a full share of that adventur-ous
and daring spirit which sends so
many boys to sea at sixteen years of age.
He was educated at the Episcopal Acad-emy
in Cheshire, where the present Sec-retary
of the Navy, (Hon. Gideon
Welles,) was one of his schoolmates;
hut his father, instead of urging him in-to
college, wisely permitted him to
choose the very different course to which
his genius prompted hinu He entered
the Navy as a midshipman, forty-one
years ago. His first voyage was under
the command of a Lieutenant who had
gained experience and honorable distinc-tion
in the war of 1812, and who, having
had the ]>rivilege of training him for the
service of his country, and having shared
ill tiie General Assembly of the j with him the perils of sea aud of battle.
He was one of the Ilepresenta-1 survives in a vigorous old age to share in
tives from Connecticut in the fifteenth , a nation's grief at the death of his illus-
Congress, and in the sixteenth. In the j trious pupil. The intimate and affection-years
1825 and 182C, he was Speaker of i ate friendship of forty-one years, between
the Ilou^f of IJepn-sentativesin the Gen-! Admiral Gregory and Admiral Foote,
erai Assviii]»iy fil" (. oiinecticut, ancl from ' was honorable to both.
1827 to 1838, he was a Senator of the I The first cruise of the young midship-
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